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Differentiating Beliefs Of Insured And Uninsured, Insurance-Eligible State Employees: A New Application Of The Health Belief Model, Jill Elizabeth Murray Jan 2004

Differentiating Beliefs Of Insured And Uninsured, Insurance-Eligible State Employees: A New Application Of The Health Belief Model, Jill Elizabeth Murray

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The increasing number of uninsured Americans is a crucial policy issue for the United States; however, there is a paucity of empirical social science research on the uninsured with which to guide the development of policy. Previous research indicates that when insurance is voluntary, whether offered through a state-initiated reform to reduce uninsurance or offered through an employer as a benefit, some people choose to remain uninsured. The literature calls for research to increase understanding of the factors that affect whether people offered insurance accept or decline that insurance. Research on the uninsured is lacking a theoretical framework to help ...


Parents Whose Attitudes Do Not Support Corporal Punishment: Descriptives, Correlates, And Predictors Of Parents Who Spank And Parents Who Do Not Spank, Ruth Thornhill Weinzettle Jan 2003

Parents Whose Attitudes Do Not Support Corporal Punishment: Descriptives, Correlates, And Predictors Of Parents Who Spank And Parents Who Do Not Spank, Ruth Thornhill Weinzettle

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study examined variables associated with the use of corporal punishment (CP) by parents who hold attitudes that do not support CP, via secondary analysis of an existing nationally representative data set, obtained by the Gallup organization. A cross-sectional telephone survey design was used. The sample consisted of 318 parents, with at least one child between birth and 17 in the home. Independent variables included demographic characteristics, childhood experiences with CP and family violence, contemporaneous household stressors, and parental anger responses. Parents’ use of CP in the past year was the dependent variable. Results indicated that among parents who do ...


Integrating Natural Coping And Survival Strategies Of African American Women Into Social Work Practice: Lessons Learned From The Works Of Nannie Helen Burruoghs, Lolita Cecelia Boykin Jan 2003

Integrating Natural Coping And Survival Strategies Of African American Women Into Social Work Practice: Lessons Learned From The Works Of Nannie Helen Burruoghs, Lolita Cecelia Boykin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study examines the historical coping and survival strategies of African American women - as reflected through the works of Nannie Helen Burroughs- that can be integrated into current social work practice. This research is important because is describes, explores and analyzes culturally relevant helping traditions, among African American women that have historically promoted their emotional and psychological well-being. An analysis of methods used by Burroughs was derived from articles, letters, speeches and minutes from various convention meetings. Also, a variety of secondary sources were also used during the research process. Results from the study are important in that they support ...


The Effects Of Socioeconomic Status, Social Support, And Acculturation On The Mental And Physical Health Among Korean American Older Adults In Chicago Metropolitan Area, Shinyeol Kim Jan 2002

The Effects Of Socioeconomic Status, Social Support, And Acculturation On The Mental And Physical Health Among Korean American Older Adults In Chicago Metropolitan Area, Shinyeol Kim

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the way that Socioeconomic status (SES), social support, and acculturation may influence physical and mental health status of Korean American older adults. It was premised that SES, social support and acculturation are directly and/or indirectly related to the mental and physical health status of Korean American older adults manifested by respective symptoms. The following two objectives were established: 1) Explore the characteristics of Korean American older adults including socioeconomic status, acculturation level, social support, and physical and mental health status. 2) Assess direct and indirect effects of socioeconomic status, acculturation level ...


Infertility And Marital Adjustment: The Influence Of Perception Of Social Support, Privacy Preference And Level Of Depression, Margaret Haviland Maillet Jan 2002

Infertility And Marital Adjustment: The Influence Of Perception Of Social Support, Privacy Preference And Level Of Depression, Margaret Haviland Maillet

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of perception of social support, privacy preference and level of depression on marital adjustment for couples presenting for infertility treatment. Data was obtained from three infertility clinics in Louisiana from January 1, 2001 through October 1, 2001. Forty-seven couples presenting for infertility treatment completed four questionnaires measuring marital adjustment, perception of social support, privacy preference and level of depression. Demographic and descriptive information was gathered from an information sheet completed by the subjects. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine which, if any, of the independent variables predicted the dependent ...


The Perceptions Of And Attitudes Toward Partner Abuse Among First Generation Korean-Americans: Their Relationships To The Incidence Of Partner Abuse, Bonnie Ahn Jan 2002

The Perceptions Of And Attitudes Toward Partner Abuse Among First Generation Korean-Americans: Their Relationships To The Incidence Of Partner Abuse, Bonnie Ahn

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the perceptions of and attitudes toward partner abuse, and various demographic characteristics on the incidence of partner abuse among first generation Korean-Americans. The study employed a correlational explanatory design using a cross-sectional survey technique utilizing a total of 223 Korean immigrant adults currently residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A three-part instrument was used for data colleciton. Part I of the instrument measured the perceptions of and attitudes toward domestic violence among Korean-Americans. Part II measured the incedence and nature of domestic violence, and part III inquired demographic information about ...


A Study Of The Recidivism Rate Of First Offenders At Louisiana Correctional And Industrial School Who Completed Vocational Training Through L.C.I.S./Sowela Institute, Beverly Ruth Travis, Harold J. Lebleu Dec 1984

A Study Of The Recidivism Rate Of First Offenders At Louisiana Correctional And Industrial School Who Completed Vocational Training Through L.C.I.S./Sowela Institute, Beverly Ruth Travis, Harold J. Lebleu

LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses

T h e p i.i. r p 0 s e o f' t h e s t 'J. d y w a. •=• t o d e t e r rn i n & i t" 1 n m a t e s r e 1 e a. s e d +' r c> rn i_ o u i s i a n a C o r r e c t i o n a. 1 a n d Industrial School who completed a v o c a t i o n a 1 t r a i n i n 9 ...


An Analysis Of The Psycho-Social Adjustment Patterns Of The Haitian "Boat People" In New Orleans, In 1981, Elisabeth Babette Wainwright May 1982

An Analysis Of The Psycho-Social Adjustment Patterns Of The Haitian "Boat People" In New Orleans, In 1981, Elisabeth Babette Wainwright

LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses

This study was designed to analyze the psycho-social adjustment of the recent Haitian refugees in the United States. Emphasis was placed on their social, political and economic attitudes, and on relevant cultural and socio demographic characteristics. For comparative purposes the study included a sample of Haitian refugees living in the Unites States and a matched sample of Haitians living in Haiti. In-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and various provinces in Haiti. In addition, a creole translation of the Middletown Alienation Scale was administered to subjects in New Orleans and in Haiti. Findings indicate ...